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Types of Car Damage to Look Out After a Collision

What To Look For After A Collision?

Accidents happen, and when they do, it can be challenging to determine the scope of the damage. You might think that the immediately visible damage is the only part that needs to be fixed; however, that is not always the case, as there can be damaged parts that you may not know to check or look for. Keep reading to learn more about the damage to look out for if you get into a collision.

Minor Vehicle Damage

This is often one of the most challenging types of damage to assess because it may be so minute or small that you can barely see it - at least at first. However, eventually, you may notice minor scratches or damage to the exterior of your vehicle that would require repairs, such as sensor damage, scratches, or a ding in your vehicle's frame.

Moderate Vehicle Damage

Vehicle damage is considered moderate when the damage impairs the functionality of your vehicle in any way. If your fender has been significantly dented, your door is unable to open or shut properly, or your airbags deployed during the collision, this would be considered moderate damage and should be fixed as soon as possible.

Severe Vehicle Damage

Severe damage includes any damage that causes your vehicle to suffer significant structural damage and leaves it unsafe or impossible to drive. You may assume that your vehicle is totalled or beyond repair, but you should still get it assessed by a trusted source before you consider it a write-off.

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